March 2, 2021
RU-N Celebrates Women's History Month
Dear Rutgers University – Newark community members, Following President Holloway’s message to the Rutgers community announcing that all Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies will be virtual, I write to provide an update on the planning process under way at Rutgers-Newark to honor our own inspiring graduates this spring. Joining the process that already involves representatives of all of Rutgers-Newark’s schools and colleges is a committee of students who are bringing their ideas to the table about how to enhance the virtual commencement ceremony, as well as conceiving other memorable ways to engage graduates. We are inviting all members of the Rutgers-Newark community to provide input, too, by sending your ideas for creatively (and safely) celebrating our graduating students this year by April 1 to RUNgraduation2021@rutgers.edu.
Graduation means so much to students and families, as well as faculty and staff. We all share the disappointments brought upon us again this year by the scourge of the pandemic. At the same time, we are determined to put the spotlight on the accomplishments of our students—and their families—in achieving the milestone of graduation. We look forward to receiving your ideas and sharing details about our developing plans in the coming weeks.
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor
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Every year, the accomplishments and contributions of women to American society are celebrated during the month of March, which is designated by the United States Congress as Women’s History Month.
All month, Rutgers University—Newark is highlighting the critical role of women in all aspects of society, remembering women’s rich legacy in history and honoring the countless accomplishments of women in Newark, in New Jersey, in the U.S. and around the world. Click here for more information about the upcoming events.
Help us make a difference. The Rutgers-Newark Women's History Month Celebration Committee is collecting donations for theirPantry RUN, which supplies food to students in need, and Newark Emergency Services for Families Inc. Click here for more information about this event.
The School of Criminal Justice’s Dean Bill McCarthy, will discuss his vision and priorities for the school and how alumni can be involved in its success. Cesar Aguirre SCJ’13,’14, vice president of the School of Criminal Justice Alumni Association, will lead the online discussion on Tuesday March 2 at 4:00pm. Click here to register.
Are you ready to do your part to protect the RU-N community? Add your phone to the COVID fight by downloading the COVID Alert NJ app. It's New Jersey's new app to help stop COVID-19 in our state. Click here for more information.
RU-N HLLC alumnus and alumna Elijah Brown and Stacy Tyndall explain how the Honors Living Learning Community at Rutgers University Newark not only helped in their career goals and missions as agents of change but also brought them together. The couple is the first HLLC alumni to get engaged! Click here to view the video.
There are many great online workshops, talks, and events to attend virtually from Rutgers-Newark and the City of Newark this fall. Stay in the know, and submit your event, by visiting the Rutgers-Newark events calendar!